Of email and spam

1 September 2005
5:22 PM

When I called home yesterday I got a helpful tip from my family. People reading my blog may want to contact me, but my email address doesn’t appear anywhere on this site. This is primarily by design. These days spammers have Google-like robots that comb the web to extract addresses from pages for “targeted” Viagra mail. Any address that appears on a web site will sooner or later start receiving (more) spam.

I think I have a temporary solution to the problem. For now, people can email me at blog05@ryangreenberg.com. Your message will be forwarded to my real address; when I reply to your message, you’ll have my address. Sorry for the hassle—spam is just a real pain. I look forward to hearing from you!